The Camp does offer morning and afternoon bus service to and from the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Inwood & Washington Heights and Riverdale. Below is the tentative schedule for the upcoming 2017 summer. Each week of service is $80, with the exception for the week of July 4th week, which costs $45, as there is no camp on the 4th. Stops and locations are based on demand.
Upper West Side
Battery Park @ 7:00am / 4:25pm
34th St. and 11th Ave. @ 7:30am / 3:55pm
50th St. and 11th Ave. @ 7:40am / 3:45pm
60th St. and West End Ave. @ 7:45am / 3:40pm
71st St. and West End Ave. @ 7:50am / 3:35pm
79th St. and West End Ave. @ 7:55am / 3:30pm
86th St. and West End Ave. @ 8:00am / 3:25pm
96th St. and West End Ave. @ 8:05am / 3:20pm
Arrive by 8:15am / Leave by 3:10pm
Upper East Side
38th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:05am / 4:20pm
46th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:10am / 4:15pm
52nd St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:15am / 4:10pm
58th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:20am / 4:05pm
72nd St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:30am / 3:55pm
72nd St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:35am / 3:50pm
79th St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:40am / 3:45pm
86th St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:45am / 3:40pm
86th St. and Madison Ave. @ 7;50am / 3:35pm
96th St. and Madison Ave. @ 7:55am / 3:30pm
97th St. and Central Park West @ 8:00am / 3:25pm
106th St. and Central Park West @ 8:05am / 3:20pm
Arrive by 8:15am / Leave by 3:10pm
Riverdale, Inwood & Washington Heights
Arlington and 259th St. in front of Sky Club @ 6:55am / 4:20pm
Riverdale and 256th St. @ 7:00am / 4:15pm
215th and Seaman @ 7:15am / 4:00pm
Dykman and Broadway @ 7:25am / 3:50pm
Bennet and Broadway @ 7:30am / 3:45pm
181st St. and Broadway @ 7:35am / 3:40pm
168th St. and Broadway @ 7:40am / 3:35pm
156th St. and Broadway @ 7:45am / 3:30pm
145th St. and Broadway @ 7:50am / 3:25pm
133rd St. and Broadway @ 7:55am / 3:20pm
Arrive by 8:05am / Leave by 3:10pm
School Bus Protocol
When boarding a school bus, one counselor stands between the line of campers boarding the vehicle and the oncoming traffic, facing the campers. This way traffic can clearly see a large body. This also allows the counselor to see if a camper dashes out in front of the bus, so the counselor can stop any oncoming traffic before the camper gets to the street.
After all of the campers have gotten on the bus a head count is done, starting from the back of the bus. This allows anyone else still getting on the bus to be included in the count. Only when the Head Counselors on the bus agree that they have everyone on the bus can the bus depart.
When the bus arrives at its destination, a counselor gets off before the campers and places himself between the bus exit and the oncoming traffic, the same way they did when the campers boarded the bus. Another counselor gets off of the bus and waits for the camper on the sidewalk. When all of the campers have gotten off of the bus, a sweep is done, from the back of the bus, to check for any items that campers may have forgotten.
City Bus Protocol
When boarding a city bus it is important that a Head Counselor gets on the bus first, while another counselor puts himself between the campers getting on the bus and traffic. When getting off the bus it is the reverse. A counselor gets off first and positions herself between the campers getting off and the oncoming traffic. Another counselor is to wait for the campers on the side walk as they exit.
After entering the subway station each group of campers waits by the wall while a counselor presents the subway attendant with the subway pass. On the platform, the group stays against the wall until the train arrives. If there is no wall then the group is to stay together in the middle of the platform as far as possible from the tracks. Once the train comes the group is to follow one of the counselors onto the train while another counselor holds the door open with his/her body. The last person on the train is always a counselor. Exiting is the same. Campers are always told which door will be used when getting on and getting off before the train comes to a stop.
Should a child need medical attention during a trip, the counselors trained in RTE – Responding to Emergencies – will determine the proper course of action and communicate this to the camp office immediately.